Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Raggmunk (Swedish Potato Crepes)

Ronny tells me this is Swedish farmer's food and very popular with senior citizens, but I think that most children would like this. Next time we have house guests I think this might make a nice brunch served with crispy Jamon Serrano and Lingonberry sauce. If you can get fresh Lingonberry it will even more tantalizing. In this photo you see crispy Spanish Pancetta which we didn't slice too thinly so it's not looking too hot. I think that Jamon Serrano would definitely be a better choice so long as you're living in Spain, but crispy bacon or prosciutto would definitely work!


Serves 4

2 dl All Purpose Flour

1 Tsp Sea Salt

4 dl Whole Milk

1 Egg

600g Thinly Sliced Potatoes

1/4 Onion (finely chopped)

Step 1: Mix flour, salt and some of the milk until you have a nice batter.

Step 2: Add the rest of the milk, add the egg and then mix it well so that you have something that looks like a pancake batter (but a bit more watery).

Step 3: Peel the potatoes and shred them into the batter.

Step 4: Add the chopped onions into the batter.

Step 5: Mix it well and then put a skillet on the stove top at maximum heat (if your pan is the type that doesn't ever get too hot). If not, set the dial to medium heat.

Step 6: Melt a generous knob of butter in the skillet and then start making your crepes. When the top looks dry it's time to turn it over.

Step 7: Serve with Lingonberry sauce and fried salted pork. I recommend serving it with fried prosciutto or Jamon Serrano.


Dewi said...

Even I would like to eat this potato crepes. Sounds delicious. I also like the addition of crispy Jamon Serrano.

Siri said...

I think I've had these, or at least some version of them. Sometimes senior citizen food isn't just for the old timers.....

And you know I'm a sucker for the lingonberries. I wonder how the quality of jamon serrano in Norway compares to the good stuff where you are.

Trish said...

Wow...this looks delicious. Never had lingonberries....hmmmm. And what is jamon serrano? See....a half a world away and I don't know these things. Still...I could google it all...much better to hear from you though.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Elra: Yeah - being a potato girl myself, I loved it!

Siri: I'm sure you must have something similar in Norway if not almost exactly the same! I'm sure the Norwegians know their meat - so the Jamon Serrano there can't be bad. By the way, any progress with getting your blog back?

Trish: hmm good idea. I'll do a write-up on the different grades of Jamon soon. ;)

Siri said...

I've decided to shun blogger and start a fresh new version of Transplanted Baker on a different domain. We're busy moving this weekend, so it won't be up for at least another week or two- will let you know as soon as it's published!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Siri: Will be looking forward to it. ;)

NKP said...

That sounds really tasty! Looks so pretty too.

Marta said...

I think this is nice, comforting food for everyone! It shouldn't be restricted to seniors! Hahaha but maybe because it's soft it's more appealign to them! It looks lovely and I'm sure the addition of serrano would be great as well

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Natashya: Thanks :)

Marta: I was wondering why it was appealing to seniors - maybe it *is* because it's soft (and delicious) of course! ;)

Ilva said...

There are few Swedish dishes that I really love but raggmunkar is one of them! Does this make me a senior citizen Ronny??

Lori said...

These sound delicious. I love crepes. They have a restaurant here and thats all they make is crepes.

Zoe said...

This sounds so decadent and delicious!

Anonymous said...

Very nice presentation!